Good news coming from Australia as it seems Holden Special Vehicles will live on after 2017 even though local production will be terminated.

Good news coming from Australia as it seems Holden Special Vehicles will live on after 2017 even though local production will be terminated.

Several months ago General Motors announced plans to stop Holden production in Australia by the end of 2017, thus putting a nail in HSV's coffin as well. However, it doesn't seem to be the case as Holden Special Vehicles has just rehired ex engineer Joel Stoddart who says the company is going to be around "for the long haul."

He refused to go into any details about future products but it is believed the successor to the Australian-made Commodore will have something to do with a twin-turbo V6-powered Opel Insignia that has been spied testing in the last few months.

As most of you know, once Holden's Australian production will cease at the end of 2017, the company will start importing and rebadging all of its models. This is why at the beginning of this month there was a rumor about HSV becoming irrelevant since Holden will begin importing and rebadging hot models such as the Opel Astra OPC and Insignia OPC but thankfully right now it seems that rumor will not materialize.

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